Since ancient times, wise men and women realized that maintaining a healthy diet was key to well being. And somehow in the 20th century that knowledge went to pot.
Today we are desperately trying to get back to what was once a simple approach to nutrition: eat when you are hungry, pay attention to your food while you eat, eat a little bit of everything, and when you do indulge, the next day regain your balance. A few other concepts to follow are: eat fresh food and drink lots of water.
Convenience has totally ruined our diet. In order to feed an increasing global population, companies have engineered crops and designed food to be quickly consumed, leaving us continually hungry and unsatisfied, and let’s not forget, making us fat.
Common sense goes a long way in nutrition. When was the last time you stopped to really think, I mean really analyze what you do eat? Not what you should eat, but what you do eat? Then, with kindness towards yourself, analyze what you see? Should you make a change?
Remember that extremes and fads are never good. Harsh diets and miracle cures are just temporary fixes. Realize that for the long haul you need to feed your body with nutrients that are individual to your needs. We are all different and what works for some does not work for others.
My mantra is make your food beautiful and your food will make you beautiful.